Seen and Heard — Silly Walks, Japan’s Reading Hotel and More

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Sit back and read. Photo: Facebook.com/bookandbedtokyo

The Internet is a strange and exciting place filled with all sorts of fun ways to waste time. From DIY projects to educational infographs to silly videos, the Internet has it all! The Krrb team has their ear to the ground—here’s what we’ve been clicking on this week!

Get ready for a dose of knowledge. Find out where you can walk silly crossing the street (um, everywhere?), what makes a house a home and the new breed of felines known as werewolf cats.

The 10 Things Every Man Should Have In His Home

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Photo: Lonny.com

Do you live in a bachelor pad or a home? ValetMag wants to know! One way to tell is if you have the ten things every adult man should have in their home. From lighting to plants to white bed sheets, these are ten classic decor pieces that can pull a space together and make a house a home. So, how do you rank up? My humble abode only checked off six out of ten, so it looks like I have some work to do! —Mateo

Walk Silly When You Cross the Street


This isn’t exactly super timely but when I came across this news via a Reddit thread, it made my day. Monty Python’s Ministry of Silly Walks is alive and well in Ørje, Norway. This small town encourages people to walk silly with the a crosswalk sign. I think Norway is on to something here. We could all use a little lightheartedness in our day. —Vee

The Library that Never Sleeps

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Photo: Mashable.com

The Book and Bed hotel in Tokyo, Japan, lines its walls with 1,700 books in both Japanese and English so that guests can read themselves to sleep, or not. In fact, the dorm-like layout resembles a library, encouraging you to relax your mind and body in a large chair as opposed to a king-sized bed. According to the website, “The perfect setting for a good night sleep is something you will not find here.” That is, don’t expect “comfortable mattresses, fluffy pillows or lightweight and warm down duvets.” Do expect Haruki Murakami and a story to tell. —Alexandra

Multi-Cultural Thanksgiving Dishes

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Photo: Mashable.com

Thanksgiving is one holiday where you don’t expect a lot of deviation. You have your standard foods, standard traditions, and probably football on in the background. Mashable released an interesting article that explores the different ways cultures all over America celebrate usually turkey-centric meal: Eastern Europeans may swap in latkes for mashed potatoes, Korean kimchi can make an appearance, and Venezuelan arepas often take advantage of leftovers. It’s really cool to explore these different food options, since a little variation in the holiday menu never hurt anyone. And shout out to the Italian-American entry for being spot on; I wouldn’t expect to eat my holiday turkey without a heaping antipasto platter beforehand!
Lauren

When I Say Werewolf You Say Kitten

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Photo: Facebook.com/LykoiCat

The internet has been going crazy about this breed of cats that has been introduced to us recently. Little kittens that look like werewolves…yes you heard me. I’m a cat person so any feline is generally adorable to me and this one isn’t an exception! Despite the fact that they lose their fur (sometimes ending up completely bald) or that they don’t have any fur around their eyes or snout to begin with, I still think they’re scrumptious! The fact that they are “clingy at times, but generally if you are too busy to snuggle they will take ‘no’ as an answer” makes me feel a whole lot of awww. These Lykoi kittens (meaning wolf in Greek) get their very special look from a genetic mutation. I’m an “adopt, don’t shop” type of gal, so I won’t be hitting up a breeder for one of these any time soon, but that doesn’t mean I can admire their cute little bald faces! —Chrissy

 
  • What a neat hotel, Alex! It’s a perfect little getaway for a ardent book lover.